Étretat is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France. It is a tourist and farming town located on the coast of the Pays de Caux area. It is best known for its cliffs, including 3 natural arches and the pointed "needle". These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.
The city is nestled between the famous towering cliffs. The beach is composed of stones that have been smoothed by the waves of the English Channel and the town is set just beyond the beach. Once at the beach, there are trails to hike up to either cliff. There are two large arch formations.One on the southwest side of the beach and one large arch on the northeast side of the beach, both are spectacular.
Things to see and do
* Walk along the cliffs
* Limestone cliffs
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 4.07 km²
Population – 1,600 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Travel Links – The town is somewhat difficult to reach because there is no train that goes to town, but there are main lines that go to Le Havre and Fecamp, both of which have buses that run a few times daily to Etretat.